Tag Archives: Women’s Health

Calling All Wonder Women—The US Health System Needs Strong Leaders, Healthy Mothers

Two foundations in Pittsburgh support WHAMglobal, which launched in 2016 and forms networks of women's health advocates to improve health care delivery and outcomes, equity, and leadership. One of WHAMglobal's focus areas is the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in the United States.

October 5, 2017

At It Again: Texas Continues To Undercut Access To Reproductive Health Care

Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.

July 18, 2017

This Intervention Helps Underserved Women Access Needed Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and the postpartum period present an opportunity for providers to improve the health trajectories of women by connecting them to health care, helping them manage chronic conditions, and setting them and their children on the road to a healthier future.

June 5, 2017

On Objections To Contraceptive Coverage, Trump Administration Appears Set To Reverse Obama Approach

On May 30, a draft of an interim final rule on conscience-based objections to contraceptives coverage under the preventive services requirement of the ACA was leaked to the media. The rule as leaked would depart dramatically from the Obama administration’s position on the contraceptives issue.

June 2, 2017

Executive Order Addresses Religious Objections To Contraception

The ACA's contraceptive mandate spawned about a hundred lawsuits, which tied up the Obama administration for half a decade. This post analyzes the background for the Trump EO provision and its potential impact.

May 5, 2017

Conservatives Are Using The American Health Care Act To Restrict Private Insurance From Covering Abortion

While House Republicans find themselves divided on a wide range of important issues in the American Health Care Act , in one area they are united. The new legislation's language barring federal money from being used to support any private insurance plan that covers abortion.

March 21, 2017

Private Payer Participation In Coverage With Evidence Development: A Case Study

Coverage with Evidence Development is a promising solution to funding investigations of experimental services. Blue Shield's participation in the Wisdom study shows that private payers can help address the critical funding gap for comparative effectiveness studies.

March 14, 2017

Reproductive Health Under Assault

The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration’s early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.

March 3, 2017

Can Community Health Centers Fill The Health Care Void Left By Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Despite the health benefits and cost savings that flow from family planning, there can be little doubt that withdrawal of federal funding from excluded providers will adversely affect access to care.

January 27, 2017

Administration Sticks With Current Accommodation For Employers Objecting To Contraceptive Coverage

One issue the outgoing Obama administration needed to wrap up was its response to the Supreme Court in the Zubik litigation. On January 9, the administration announced that it was not modifying its current accommodation for employers that object to contraceptive coverage on religious grounds.

January 10, 2017